Several questions to Digi Connect ME

Hi there,

I’m currently in a decision phase to figure out which network
to serial converters I will use for our next RF-Measure
equipment of our company.

I’ve tried digi Connect ME

First is:
Problems when uploding new firmware to Digi Connect ME

Upload Firmware process hangs when using dgdcprog.exe

I’ve tried the following:

>>>>

d:\digi >dgdcprog.exe /discover

Digi Connect Programmer
Version 1.0.4.0
Copyright 2003 Digi International Inc.

Searching for devices. Please wait…

IP Address | MAC Address | Model
-----------------±------------------±-----------------------------
172.17.40.251 | 00:40:9D:23:E4:5B | Digi Connect ME
-----------------±------------------±-----------------------------
1 device found.

d:\digi >dgdcprog.exe /set /firmware=82000856_E.bin /mac=auto

Digi Connect Programmer
Version 1.0.4.0
Copyright 2003 Digi International Inc.

Locate device (auto): SUCCESS
Connect to device: SUCCESS
Upload firmware 82000856_E.bin: SUCCESS
Device has been successfully configured.
Locate device (auto): SUCCESS
Connect to device: SUCCESS
Upload firmware 82000856_E.bin: SUCCESS
Device has been successfully configured.
Locate device (auto): SUCCESS
Connect to device: SUCCESS

>>>>

Now dgdcprog.exe hangs forever, but firmware upload was successful.
I’ve tried it with windows 98 and windows XP SP1
Is there a way to make it run properly?

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Is there a ping command available in CLI (telnet Command line interface) ?

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Is there a way to set IP address of Digi Connect ME without using Digi
tools. I think of using operating system tools only like ARP

Below there is a procedure that is used by LANTRONIX XPORT and I think
this is a good way if Digi or customer tools a currently NOT available.

Is there a similar procedure for Digi Connect ME?

ARP and Telnet

If the unit has no IP address, you can use Address Resolution Protocol
(ARP) method from UNIX and Windows-based systems to assign a temporary
IP address.

To assign a temporary IP address:

  1. On a UNIX or Windows-based host, create an entry in the host’s ARP table
    using the intended IP address and the hardware address of the unit (on the
    product label on the bottom of the unit).

arp -s 191.12.3.77 00:20:4a:12:34:56

Note: For the ARP command to work on Windows 95, the ARP table on the
PC must have at least one IP address defined other than its own.

  1. If you are using Windows 95, type ARP -A at the DOS command prompt to
    verify that there is at least one entry in the ARP table. If the local
    machine is the only entry, ping another IP address on your network to
    build a new entry in the ARP table; the IP address must be a host other
    than the machine on which you are working. Once there is at least one
    additional entry in the ARP table, use the following command to ARP an
    IP address to the unit:

arp -s 191.12.3.77 00-20-4a-12-34-56

  1. Open a Telnet connection to port 1. The connection will fail quickly,
    but the unit will temporarily change its IP address to the one designated
    in this step.

telnet 191.12.3.77 1

  1. Finally, open a Telnet connection to port 9999, and press Enter within
    five seconds to go into Setup Mode. If you wait longer than five seconds,
    the unit reboots.

telnet 191.12.3.77 9999

Note: The IP address you just set is temporary and will revert to the
default value when the unit’s power is reset unless you configure the
unit and store the changes permanently.

Best regards

/Horst Jelonneck/